Jeff Williams

Contributing Editor Jeff Williams is a carpenter for a commercial General Contractor specializing in concrete, steel, and wood buildings. Jeff comes from a long line of contractors. His parents started a commercial General Contracting firm many years ago and it has afforded him life-long, hands-on learning opportunities from rough and fine carpentry all the way to structural steel and concrete. Jeff has a Construction Management degree and loves the thrill of coordinating and successfully managing large jobs from start to finish. Inspired by the difficulties sometimes encountered to complete punch lists his motto is, "Work hard until the job is done."

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DEWALT opens new manufacturing facility in Greenfield, Indiana

DEWALT opens new manufacturing facility in Greenfield, Indiana TOWSON, Md. (November 18, 2015) — DEWALT, a leading manufacturer of professional power tools and accessories, celebrated the grand opening of power tool manufacturing at its facility in Greenfield, Indiana. The company held a ribbon-cutting ceremony — sawing through a board in place of a ribbon — last […]

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Makita Releases New 18V Batteries With LED Charge Indicators

Makita Releases New 18V Batteries With LED Charge Indicators La Mirada, CA – Makita®, the industry leader in cordless power tool technology, has released new 18V Lithium-Ion batteries with on-board L.E.D. charge level indicators. New 18V L.E.D. batteries include the 18V 2.0Ah (BL1820B), 18V 4.0Ah (BL1840B), and the 18V 5.0Ah (BL1850B) Lithium-Ion batteries. Makita has […]

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RIDGID JOBSITE BLOWER

RIDGID JOBSITE BLOWER Last month RIDGID released the Gen5X Jobsite Blower. It’s part of the same 18V system as all of their current and previous li-ion tools. If you have RIDGID 18V batteries, they’ll work with this blower. If you have a home shop or are in the trades, give the RIDGID jobsite blower a look. […]

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Milwaukee ONE-KEY App Now Available

Milwaukee ONE-KEY App Now Available The app and first component of the new Milwaukee ONE-KEY tool system is now available. We got a preliminary look at this system at the 2015 Milwaukee New Product Symposium and we walked away pretty impressed. Now you can get a small taste for yourself with the new app and […]

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RYOBI Drain Auger Introduction

RYOBI Drain Auger Introduction RYOBI Tools already seems to have every tool under the sun as part of the vast ONE+ line of tools. As of right now they have over 50 tools on that platform and today they’re adding one more. What more could they add that they don’t already have in the line? […]

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RIDGID Gen5X Combo Kit Review

RIDGID Gen5X Combo Kit Review About 3 months ago, the RIDGID Gen5x kit showed up at the shop. The box was shaped roughly the size of a metal tool box and the heft to match. Just picking up the package you could tell there were a lot of tools inside. 5 to be exact. 4 […]

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2015 KEEN Utility Media Event Twitter Highlights

2015 KEEN Utility Media Event Twitter Highlights Last week we had the opportunity to attend the first media event at KEEN Utility and get a first hand look at the product and the company. We were part of a small handful of Tool and Construction media personnel invited and it gave us a really clear look […]

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2015 Milwaukee Tool New Product Symposium Twitter Highlights

2015 Milwaukee Tool New Product Symposium Twitter Highlights We just got back today from a 2 day event at Milwaukee Tool called the New Product Symposium. It’s a yearly event where they invite the tool and construction industry media to town for intense hands-on demos and presentations. This was the 8th year of the event […]

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Milwaukee Tape Measure Review

Milwaukee Tape Measure Review About 2 years ago, Milwaukee Tool heavily invested resources into creating a hand tool division with the professional contractor in mind. Part of that initial lineup was a number of tape measures designed for maximum durability and increased functionality. The hand tools have been a huge hit with pros and serious […]

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Hart Tape Measure Review

Hart Tape Measure Review Hart Tool is a name many of you associate with quality hammers. They have been making quality hammers since 1983 and continue this tradition today. Under new ownership they have also recently started expanding the brand into other tool categories while maintaining the same level of quality they are known for. […]

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